Approaches to Suicide Prevention differ between Inuit and Mainstream Health Initiatives

Increased rates of suicide are seen within Inuit communities in comparison to the general Canadian population. Research suggests that this increased risk is associated with intergenerational trauma and residential schooling. Solutions to reducing risk specific to Inuit communities are discussed. A call to action is made regarding reconnecting Inuit peoples back to their cultural practices and roles as a way to heal community members from the effects of colonization

Authors: Marika Morris, Claire Crooks (2015)

Keywords: Suicide Prevention, Inuit, Intergenerational Trauma, Residential Schooling

Summary by: Tessa Alexander